Frederick Charles “Paddles” Anderson

Frederick Charles “Paddles” Anderson

Birth
Death 2 Jan 1985 (aged 69–70)
Australia
Burial Bronte, Waverley Council, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial ID 66044397 · View Source
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Frederick Anderson said "there is a bit of bad in the best of us, and a bit of good in the worst of us".

The man who brought organized crime to Australia was Frederick "Paddles" Anderson. Anderson was a key figure in combining the criminal enterprises of illegal gaming, sly grogging, organised shop lifting, extortion and prostitution under a committee of controllers that included Len McPherson, George Freeman and Stan "The Man" Smith in the post war period. Both Anderson and McPherson were obsessed by the mafia in the US and in some ways modelled their activities accordingly with a bit of tweaking to take into account Australian circumstances.

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Tragically misunderstood gambling heavy of the 1950's and 60's who humbly described himself before the courts as a "machinist from Surry Hills". Reputedly hung a leading Sydney jockey out of a skyscraper window by his ankles in the late 70's for winning on one of Paddles' horses when the money wasn't on. Reported to be a model neighbour who always bought Christmas presents for the kiddies.


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In Loving Memory Of
FREDERICK ANDERSON
FATHER OF SHARON & JOHN
DIED 2-1-1985
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
FAY

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  • Created by: graver
  • Added: 23 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66044397
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Charles “Paddles” Anderson (1915–2 Jan 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66044397, citing Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, Waverley Council, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by graver (contributor 47037760) .